Especially for Victoria!
September 9, 2020 – a few of my favorite videos:
Urban Skiing – Tom Wallisch “Imagination”
Filmed in Trail, British Columbia as tribute to JP Auclair who did the original video (below). JP Auclair was killed in an avalanche in Chile. Tom Wallisch is the Slide King of the World!
JP Auclair Street Segment | All. I. Can.
International Space Station – Commander Hadfield covers David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”
Commander Hadfield/ Bare Naked Ladies “ISS – Is Someone Singing”
CA Fires from space – IQ Air / Earth Wind
Recommended reading explaining these times: “The Grand Inquisitor” by Dostoevsky – rather short essay in Brothers Karamazov – you will know why I recommend it when you read it. ** BTW, David took the girls & I to Seville where it takes place. This is good translation by HP Blavatsky but difficult to read online. Here is a great summary.
July 4, 2020 – This page is lovingly built for you, Victoria, so that you can rest your voice & I can share Dimash’ music with you whenever you want to listen.
I introduce the video below “Love is like a Dream” with Dimash on vocals accompanied by maestro pianist & composer Igor Krutoy. Dimash sings in his native Kazakh language a song based on a Kazakh folk legend/story about a lost love. Obviously, I don’t understand Kazakh so I hear the foreign language as part of the music. Kind of like opera in Italian. This is a good one to listen to first because his range & the depth of his music is on full display. ENJOY!
Below, I have embedded the entire season of Dimash’ performances in the Chinese “I am the Singer 2017” competition. His evolution from that show in 2017 until today, Dimash continues to challenge his voice & repertoire.Dimash’ vocal range is 5 Octaves + 10 Semitones E2 – D8.
His 1st performance (below) in “The Singer 2017” is his rendition in French of “SOS d’un terrien en détresse“. Dimash has dedicated his life –even before he was born – mastering his craft & although he was already famous in Kazakhstan & other (former) Soviet-bloc countries before “The Singer 2017” , he became an “overnight success” after this 1st performance. Enjoy!
Song list “The Singer 2017”
- SOS d’un terrien en détresse – French
- Opera 2 – Russian
- The Show Must Go On – English
- ** Autumn Strong – Chinese
- Uptown Funk – English
- ** Adagio – English
- ** Daididau – Kazakh
- Dawn – Russian
- All By Myself – English
- ** Unforgettable Day – Kazakh
Dimash won Best Performance for his rendition of “Adagio” which has since become a massive hit.
“Daididau” is a Kazakh national folk tale. English lyrics “Daididau” here KAZAKHSTAN / Dombra
“Unforgettable Day” composed & written by Dimash‘ father, Kanat Aitbayevtar about the 1st time he met his mother, Sveta. Both parents are legendary singers & performers. The family is a Kazakhstan national treasure.